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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in neighbouring Libya

The ex-Nissan chief was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges and spent 130 days in detention, before he dramatically jumped bail and smuggled himself out of the country.

Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

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Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

Saudi Arabia says last week it arrested 10 members of a "terrorist cell", which Riyadh linked to the Revolutionary Guard in Iran.

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and ...

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

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UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Thousands of mosques in Xinjiang demolished in recent years

China has been accused of gross human rights violations committed against its Uighur Muslim population.

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Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

Iraq is 'looking forward to restoring its position in nuclear science, which it occupied in the 1970s and 1980s', said the head of the country's ...

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China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang

The number of detention centres in China's Xinjiang province is around 40 percent greater than previous estimates, researchers have found.

Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

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Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

Malia Bouattia

Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Comment: Opposition to migrant camps must be rooted in human rights concerns, not hatred and xenophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

US House votes to ban Xinjiang imports, angering China

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US House votes to ban Xinjiang imports, angering China

The US House of Representatives voted to ban imports from China's Xinjiang region over reports of forced Uighur labour.

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

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UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

Israelis have opposed the UAE's planned purchase of cutting-edge fighter jets from the US.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

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Israel, UAE film industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to cooperate on television production, in the latest development following the signing of a deal normalising ties.

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

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US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally

"We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," a senior US official told reporters

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

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China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a million are held ...

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BDS calls to boycott Nas Daily citing 'normalisation agenda'

Arab influencers and content creators should boycott the Next Nas Daily training program offered by the famous Arab-Israeli vlogger, ...

Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

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Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

The Israeli army has been using heavy machinery on agricultural land and near residential areas in the northern Jordan Valley, posing dangers to ...

US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

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US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

Turkey slams US-Cyprus agreement, calls for 'neutrality'

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Turkey slams US-Cyprus agreement, calls for 'neutrality'

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the US-Cyprus agreement ignores the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.

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